Welcome to Singapore

First of all, I’m very happy to report that Tyrii is recovering really well. He’s managing to eat solid foods again and can almost speak normally again too. The stitches (16 or so!) will take up to 3 months to dissolve. I don’t think he will be doing any front flips for a while and he’ll probably stay away from trampolines all together. It was a big trauma and we’re all very relieved there were no further complications.

So, yes, we have finally landed in Singapore. The sail across the Singapore Strait took an entire day as our destination, Raffles Marina, is on the other side of the island. We received a very warm welcome and we’re happy with our new berth and surroundings. It’s not as exotic and lush as Nongsapoint but there is a great swimming pool featuring water slides and even a jacuzzi, a decent gym, restaurants, a bar, and, it’s peaceful and quiet. It will do just fine.

Best of all, Raffles Marina has an MRT station (aka underground or metro) right outside the entrance to the marina. It takes a good hour to get into the centre of town but the MRT is very comfortable, clean, airconditioned and there is phone signal everywhere.

I’m starting work on Monday but have already been into the office to meet and greet some key people and collect my new phone and laptop. They had also organised a welcome dinner which was a very nice gesture.

So, here we are, Singapore, we are ready for you. It will be a big adjustment but we’re excited for the changes ahead. Wish us luck!

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bye bye Nongsapoint

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Singapore, here we come

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approaching the big smoke

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Singapore skyline

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at the Western Quarantine Clearance, first check is done by the Police

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busy Singapore Strait

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it’s near sunset as we approach Raffles Marina

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Raffles Marina

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entrance to Raffles Marina with the famous Raffles lighthouse

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we have a lovely quiet spot at the end of C dock

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our gorgeous neighbour

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C dock

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there’s even a complimentary newspaper, delivered directly to the boat each morning

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view from the bar

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the swimming pool is approved by the kids!

 

2 thoughts on “Welcome to Singapore

  1. Enjoy Singapore. I’ve never been there, so I know nothing more than can be seen from the Straits. …. but I guess it is the best place around here to top up the coffers.
    Audrie …. I hope the work is excitingg and entralling.

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